CMAT Daily Schedule
The CMAT or Common Management Admission Test is an aptitude test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBA/PGDM courses in more than 1,000 B-Schools across India. The CMAT 2021 exam will be conducted in online mode and the duration of the exam will be three hours. The CMAT question paper consists of 100 questions from Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation, Logic Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness. The total marks of CMAT are 400. Let’s learn about the CMAT Daily schedule to ace your preparation.
Consider CMAT to be the last exam of the ‘exams’ season, because CET dates haven’t been finalized yet.
Consider it to be a Do or Die exam.
Please note that JBIMS accepts CMAT scores.
Why you should consider JBIMS?
- It is referred to as the CEO Factory and has great placements.
- It is one of the most economical colleges as well with a fee of merely Rs. 6 lacs.
CMAT Exam Pattern:
- Quants (DI also included, few questions) – 25 Questions
- LR/DI – 25 Questions
- Verbal – 25 Questions
- GK – 25 Questions
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As you can see, all the above topics hold equal weightage.
What should your target score be?
- Based on the current scenario, we believe that 320 would be a good score.
- If we break it down further, let’s consider equal weightages per section, i.e., Out of 25 questions, you need to get 20 correct.
- Therefore, it is safe to say that an accuracy level of more than 80% is desirable to improve your chances of securing admission to JBIMS.
Let us consider a situation wherein a student attempts 23 questions out of 25, in a particular section. Out of these 23 questions, he is able to answer 21 correctly, then what will be his final score in such a case?
Because CMAT has negative marking (which is calculated as 1/4th of the total marks awarded for a correct question) as well, his final score would be:
21 * 4 = 84 – 2 = 82
Based on our analysis of the past 5 years’ CMAT papers, we discovered an interesting pattern:
Out of the 10 questions in the Quants section, 8 are relatively easy, whereas the other 2 are tricky, and in a bid to maximize their scoring chances, students end up attempting more questions unnecessarily and therefore lose out on marks, because of negative marking.
Consider this situation wherein you mark an incorrect answer and are liable to be penalized for the same. In this case, you need to realize that you are not losing out on just 1 mark, but 5 marks instead (4 for the correct answer and 1 negative mark too). Therefore, we sincerely urge students to attempt only those questions, about which they are absolutely certain.
A few other decent top colleges that accept CMAT scores are:
- KJ Somaiya
Also read: Top colleges through CMAT
To get into one of the above-mentioned colleges, you would need to score above 280 marks.
Now that we have understood the gist of the CMAT exam, and the colleges that accept CMAT scores, let’s take a deep dive into how one can crack the exam.
- Make sure you solve the CMAT papers of the recent past, as per availability basis
- Create 3 notebooks:
- Vocabulary book (containing a list of all the possible words along with their meanings), because there are around 5-6 questions asked on this topic
- Formula book (containing a list of all the formulae that you have studied), because 8 out of 10 questions asked in CMAT are formula-based
- Shortcuts book (containing a list of shortcuts available for Complex calculations), because CMAT is a Speed based exam
- Focus intensively on International GK, as questions based on global events are most frequently asked
Now comes the most important part – How to prepare a schedule?
- Focus on Numbers (a very important topic for CMAT) – Study for an hour and take an hour for learning shortcuts of the same
- Spend a week and finish off all the topics under the Numbers section
- Repeat the above exercise for a week and finish off all the Algebra topics and their shortcuts
- Remember that while studying these topics, you will be able to solve LR/DI questions based on the same topics as well
- Finish off all the possible LR/DI topics and make sure you cover each and every possible type of question so that you are confident during the exam
All of this might sound pretty overwhelming, and if you are reading this, you must be wondering whether it is too late for you to do anything about it now. Well, don’t worry. CATKing has got you covered!
You can choose from a range of 5 CMAT Tests, all prepared by CMAT toppers of the past and covering the most complex questions along with their shortcut solutions as well. You can review your results and analyze where you may need improvement and plan your further schedule accordingly.
The CMAT Turbo Course is available for just Rs. 2999, and it is starting from March 1, 2021. There will be a CMAT daily schedule of 2 hours, so be prepared to be invested in it for the long haul!
For more information, feel free to visit the CATKing website.